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Wells Fargo Reviews in Oregon

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
6,310 Reviews

3.2
6,310 Reviews
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Wells Fargo President, CEO, and Director John G. Stumpf
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The service is top rate to the customers and the work/life balance is very good (in 241 reviews)

  • They do have good benefits although they continue to degrade a little every year (in 431 reviews)


Cons
  • Sales goals that must be met whether the customer wants or needs the products (in 481 reviews)

  • No work life balance, very stressful work environment derived from upper managerment (in 111 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teller  in  Bend, OR
    Former Employee - Teller in Bend, OR

    Pros

    Wonderful training, great leadership, excellent colleagues, career planning and growth.

    Cons

    If you are not comfortable with sales, this is not the career for you.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Manager Mentors

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Beaverton, OR

    Pros

    Not being micro managed by management. Good co-worker friends and friends in real life.

    Cons

    Some disorganization between work departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Collections  in  Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Collections in Beaverton, OR

    Pros

    good pay and supervisors and room to advance

    Cons

    Work hard and do your best and this will be the best job ever

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up hard work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Started out well, ended not so well.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Home Equity Phone Banker  in  Salem, OR
    Former Employee - Home Equity Phone Banker in Salem, OR

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Possibility for bonuses
    PTO - given at the start of the year in lump sum

    Cons

    Very aggressive sales metrics
    A certain amount of doing well is pure luck of the draw.
    Call time requirements are very short.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Place to work when wanting to give back to the community

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teller/Manager/Operations  in  Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Teller/Manager/Operations in Portland, OR

    Pros

    They have so many volunteer events you can attend and get to know people, they offer exceptional training in customer service and hands on learning in different fields. They promote quickly based on hard work rather than tenure. You can build a solid career that you can earn self respect every day.

    Cons

    oh well, when working with finances, there will always be some con's, but the pro's far outweigh any; as with any career, you get out what you put in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good benefits, easy access to overtime, and fair pay.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Phone Banker I  in  Salem, OR
    Former Employee - Phone Banker I in Salem, OR

    Pros

    Pay is great even if you are just starting.

    Cons

    Too much pressure on great sales than customer service, but you do get bonuses for those sales.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Wells Fargo the evil empire

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - PB IV  in  Salem, OR
    Former Employee - PB IV in Salem, OR

    Pros

    The are effective at providing most customers with what they want. They have good internal structure, they policies and procedures are usually fair. Pay and benefits are above minimum wage jobs.

    Cons

    Wells Fargo would rather spend $15 getting a new customer than spend $1 to retain old customers. They are continually force feeding customers things they do not want nor need. They treat employees like slave labor and ride your case if you have an off day in sales. They have completely unrealistic goals for employees and force the management to be slave drivers. They lost a lot of really talented caring people when they bought Wachovia because they didn't treat their customers or employees right. The call center is so stressful that you literally need days to recover from a week of work. Wells Fargo also has integrity and ethics issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember the customer is your source for making money, but they are also real people. Employees are not mindless automatons and should be treated fairly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Mediocre

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Processor III  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Operations Processor III in Portland, OR

    Pros

    Wells has a very forward thinking CEO, with great benefits

    Cons

    Titles do not match what you actually do, and in most cases that is not in your favor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help to prepare employees for the next step

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Sad to leave the company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Portland, OR

    Pros

    The company focuses on career development and pushes you to improve your position and yourself.

    Cons

    Often the work life balance is out of skew as work takes a front seat to all other things in life.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Experience and years of service mean nothing.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Loan Closing Specialist IV  in  Clackamas, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Loan Closing Specialist IV in Clackamas, OR

    Pros

    Solid relationships built with peers based on understanding, empathy and mutual respect.

    Cons

    Experience/Seniority are not valued. No personal life. Advancement is rare. Abuse is tolerated. Stress levels high. Atmosphere is somber.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the strength in the employees that have dedicated decades of experience and contributed to the success of the company. It's shocking and incredibly stressfull to seasoned employes to learn that you are just as likely to be laid off with decades of service as those who have only been there for a few months. It's well know that Wells Fargo often releases seasoned employees (with higher salary ranges and no performance issues) while opting to retain those with significantly less experience in order to cut salary costs. By far this is the most tragic and disgusting practice and the few business perks (nice insurance benefits) do not compensate for the callous layoff decisions. Let your employees have a personal life. Overtime is acceptable but hard to continue when it lasts for months and made mandatory on the weekends versus working 15-20 additional during the week. Make your opportunities for advancement "fair" instead of being based on a social hiarchy versus solid experience. Stop allowing abuse (yelling, screaming, insults, unreasonable demands) to be tolerated. Boost moral! STOP using the unemployent market as a tactic to manipulate. It creates an office filled with fear, anxiety and stress levels that run at a high and at unhealthy levels.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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